• NEWS
    Islands Through Time Program Sets Sail
    A select group of high school students will spend two-weeks exploring the Maine coast this summer through the lenses of art, science, and the humanities with College of the Atlantic’s distinctive pre-college experience, Islands Through Time. Apply now!
  • NEWS
    Epitomizing DIY: How a Zine Collection Began at College of the Atlantic
    Even Jasmine Bourgeois ’17, the New Hampshire native who started College of the Atlantic’s zine collection, hadn’t heard the term until her sophomore year, when she stumbled upon zines while working on an independent study about underground feminist art. But as Jane Hultberg, the director of the Thorndike Library says, “anyone who creates a zine is ‘transforming thought into action to make a difference in the world,’” and as such, Bourgeois had found a medium that is right at home at COA.
  • NEWS
    The Questions We Ask

    COA’s mission is to inquire, to delve, to care, to create. These are not just words on paper. They flourish within the hearts and minds of every member of the COA community. We asked several members of the COA faculty what questions they asked. Here are their responses.


May 3rd, 2019

  • May

    From Inspiration to Animation: Screening and Panel Discussion

    7:00pm, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center Featured artists at the College of the Atlantic Animation Festival showcase their own creations and work that has inspired them before engaging in a panel discussion about the artistic process.

May 4th, 2019

  • May

    Animators’ Screening

    2:00pm, Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor Don’t miss this selection of films from the featured artists at the College of the Atlantic Animation Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the animators.

July 29th, 2019

  • Jul

    Art: Dissent and Diplomacy

    12:00am, The Turrets The College of the Atlantic Champlain Institute explores the ways art challenges, promotes, undermines, and advances political, social, religious, and cultural norms. The Champlain Institute hosts leaders every summer from around the country and the world to share their expertise on pressing issues of our time.